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Osun Workers to Get 3 Months’ Salaries from Monday

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

From Monday, December 19, 2016, workers in the Osun State civil service will start receiving salaries of September, October and November 2016.

This information was revealed via a statement issued by the state government, through the Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor.

It was disclosed that the state government decided to make this move following the confirmation of N11.7 billion refunds from the Paris Club loans deductions through the Federal Government.

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The statement noted that based on the received fund, the Governor has approved an upward review of the existing salaries and pensions payment structure with the aim of further easing the financial strains foisted on the workers and pensioners as a result of the national economic challenge the country has faced in recent times.

It said after exhaustive deliberations by the Revenue Apportionment Committee which comprises representatives of workers and the government, under the leadership of Comrade Hassan Sumonu; a foremost labour leader, the following decisions have been agreed upon as the reviewed payment structure:

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That workers from Level 1-7 continue to be paid their 100% salary That workers on Level 8-10 to now be paid 75% salary That workers on Level 12-Above to be paid 50 % salary In the same vein, passive workers (pensioners) on N1,000 -N20,000 to collect 100% pensions That pensioners on N20,001 -N80,000 to collect N75% pensions That pensioners on N80,001 to continue to collect 50% of pensions

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Meanwhile, the state government has expressed its “appreciation for the high sense of responsibility, patriotism, and love for the development of the state as exemplified by their understanding and cooperation with the government.”

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Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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